Entries by Matt McDonald

Man remanded in custody over police incident at Gold Coast shopping centre

UPDATE at 4:30 PM | THE alleged driver of a suspected stolen car that rammed two police vehicle at a shopping centre on the Gold Coast, prompting police to open fire, has appeared in court. Mitchell Craig Kiehne, 22, appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with 14 serious offences including, acts intended to cause […]

Gold Coast welcomes a record number of overseas visitors

The Gold Coast has recorded its highest number of international visitors ever. According to the latest International Visitor Survey, 1.1 million visitors came to the Gold Coast from overseas in 2017, a rise of 4.4 per cent on the previous year. Of those, 852,000 came to the Gold Coast for a holiday, making up 45 […]

Gold Coast Council strike action to go ahead

A planned strike by some City of Gold Coast Council workers will go ahead this week but unions have agreed to suspend industrial action during the Commonwealth Games. Workers including administration and counter staff, planners, librarians, engineers and inspectors will stop work on Thursday over stalled pay negotiations. Council applied to the Queensland Industrial Relations […]

Tropical Cyclone Linda forms in the Coral Sea

A low pressure system in the Coral Sea has now strengthened into a tropical cyclone but isn’t expected too last long and won’t cross the Queensland coast. Tropical Cyclone Linda is currently about 880 km northeast of Sandy Cape on the Fraser Coast, and 1100 km east of Mackay. But conditions on Wednesday mean TC […]

Gold Coast leads Queensland real estate surge

The Gold Coast is leading the Queensland real estate charge, with the biggest jump in prices across the State in 2017. Figures from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland show the median house price on the Gold Coast grew 7.7 per cent last year to $615,000. The next best performer was the Sunshine Coast where […]